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Windows Phone 8.1 Update First Impressions

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ROZZ

I'm sure many of you couldn't wait on the carriers to push out the update and went ahead and installed it yourself like I eagerly did today. What is everyone's first impressions? I'm really loving the parallax background for the tiles. With some strategically placed tiles the home screen looks awesome.

 

I should also note that the big empty space above the tiles on the home screen is gone. I know a certain podcast host that is gonna be pretty darn happy about that one.

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Dave

It's nice to see an update give so much life to your older hardware.  I felt the same with Windows 7 too.

Cortana, backgrounds, more tiles, notification center.  My $59 Lumia 520 is a powerhouse phone!


What phone are you using that you don't see the blank space? I still have it.

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Dave

Maybe it's not as Ginormous as it used to be?

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ROZZ

I have the HTC 8x. I compared a screenshot of my current home screen to one I took a few months ago before the update. Eyeballing the two side by side it looks like it's shrunk at least half the size as the original space. I assumed this was gonna be the same on all devices. Actually now w I'm noticing that my Wifi, cell service, time, and battery are always showing now. That might be part of the reason it seems smaller too. Sorry to get your hopes up!

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FinsUpDNC

First impressions=falling in love all over again :).  I am pretty sure the 1520 was made knowing what was in 8.1.  It is like a new device, and yes the black up top is much smaller and the icons are as well on top.  

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surfaceRT

Loving this update! It has definitely rejuvenated my excitement about Windows Phone. The notification center is awesome. I think that could have been the update on it's own, but they threw in a ton of great things. So far I am liking the swype keyboard, calendar changes, additional volume controls, the list goes on! Download it now!

 

 

 

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WireBoy

I'd love to install it on my $40 Lumia 520 (haha Dave).  This is an AT&T phone that I have not activated.  Advice on how to download/install would be appreciated.

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ImTheTypeOfGuy

So jealous. I can't wait to get it on my Verizon icon. With Verizon I may get it next year.

 

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I can't wait to get it on my Verizon icon. With Verizon I may get it next year.

 

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FinsUpDNC

you can get it now by following the link I posted above. You register as a dev (for free), install an app on your phone....and off you go!

So jealous. I can't wait to get it on my Verizon icon. With Verizon I may get it next year.

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I can't wait to get it on my Verizon icon. With Verizon I may get it next year.

Sent from my Lumia Icon via Tapatalk

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